East2West Massage's certified massage therapists practice techniques that earned the business the title of Best Massage from CityVoter in 2010. During 60-minute massages, professionals practice modalities such as Swedish, Hawaiian lomi lomi, or deep tissue. Couples massages bring together dynamic duos such as friends, partners, or rival professional wrestlers for side-by-side muscle molding. Soothing music augments private, candlelit relaxation sanctuaries where clients receive treatments.
At Advanced Care Foot & Ankle, Dr. Craig Wilkes's 20 years of podiatric expertise are bolstered by a broad spectrum of diagnostic and restorative technologies that treat conditions such as plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, fractures, bunions, and tendinitis. In addition to maintaining surgical privileges at some Mercy and Sutter hospitals in the Sacramento and Roseville area, Dr. Wilkes examines feet with x-rays and ultrasounds to construct a complete image of each patient's foot, uncovering pain-causing biomechanical faults or migratory ears. He then treats aches with as little invasiveness as possible, opting for simple solutions such as customized orthotics or noninvasive shock-wave therapy before drawing on his repertoire of reconstructive surgeries.
Elicia Riggi has walked a mile in the shoes of her clients. The experienced skin therapist found her passion when she found professional relief from her own skin problems. At Elicia Riggi Esthetics, inside Cut Loose Salon, she helps clients overcome their skin issues with customized facials and waxing services. She uses face mapping to help her determine the correct treatment plan, just as a mountaineer uses face mapping to determine which part of a mountain face is the nose and how many gallons of skin lotion to rub on it. The skincare expert has partnered with Dermologica and uses pure, PH-balanced water in all of her treatments. Riggi is also a certified massage therapist and uses this skill to knead away tension with Swedish massage therapy or simply to add a relaxing supplement to facials.
Nestled inside Salons Within's Carmichael studio, expert aesthetician Patsy Farrar employs techniques perfected over more than 25 years as she coddles skin and brows. Customized facials alleviate epidermal woes with cleansers and other professional-grade products, microdermabrasions banish dead skin cells to cleanse and brighten complexions, and photorejuvenations refresh faces with compliments shouted by a nearby paparazzo. Patsy also shapes brows with precisely placed layers of wax and highlights favorite strands and eyelashes with alluring tints.